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Spanish translation of “fall”

fall

verb /foːl/ (past tense fell /fel/, past participle fallen)
to go down from a higher level usually unintentionally
caer
The apple fell from the tree Her eye fell on an old book.
(often with over) to go down to the ground etc from an upright position, usually by accident
caerse
She tripped and fell (over).
to become lower or less
bajar, descender
The temperature is falling.
to happen or occur
caer
Easter falls early this year.
to enter a certain state or condition
caer
She fell asleep They fell in love.
(formal ) (only with it as subject) to come as one’s duty etc
incumbir
It falls to me to take care of the children.
falls noun plural a waterfall
catarata
the Niagara Falls.
fallout noun radioactive dust from a nuclear explosion etc
lluvia radioactiva
Radioactive fallout from the Fukushima meltdowns.
his/her etc face fell he, she etc looked suddenly disappointed
puso cara larga
Her face fell when she heard the news.
fall away phrasal verb to become less in number
disminuir
The crowd began to fall away.
to slope downwards
descender abruptamente
The ground fell away steeply.
fall back phrasal verb to move back or stop moving forward
retroceder
He ordered the troops to fall back.
fall back on phrasal verb to use, or to go to for help, finally when everything else has been tried
recurrir a, apoyarse en
Whatever happens you have your father’s money to fall back on.
fall behind phrasal verb to be slower than (someone else)
retrasarse, rezagarse
Hurry up! You’re falling behind (the others) He is falling behind in his schoolwork.
(with with) to become late in regular payment, letter-writing etc
retrasarse
Don’t fall behind with the rent!
fall down phrasal verb (sometimes with on) to fail (in)
fallar
He’s falling down on his job.
fall flat (especially of jokes etc) to fail completely or to have no effect
no hacer gracia, fracasar
Her joke fell flat.
fall for phrasal verb to be deceived by (something)
dejarse engañar por, picar
I made up a story to explain why I had not been at work and he fell for it.
to fall in love with (someone)
enamorarse de
He has fallen for your sister.
fall in with phrasal verb to join with (someone) for company
encontrarse con
On the way home, we fell in with some friends.
to agree with (a plan, idea etc)
convenir en, aprobar
They fell in with our suggestion.
fall off phrasal verb to become smaller in number or amount
bajar, disminuir
Audiences often fall off during the summer.
fall on/upon phrasal verb to attack
atacar, caer sobre
The robbers fell on the old man and beat him They fell hungrily upon the food.
fall out phrasal verb (sometimes with with) to quarrel
reñir, pelearse
I have fallen out with my sister.
fall short (often with of) to be not enough or not good enough etc
no llegar, no alcanzar
The money we have falls short of what we need.
fall through phrasal verb (of plans etc) to fail or come to nothing
fracasar, quedar en nada
Our plans fell through.
(Definition of fall from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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